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Bear Mountain Inn + Barn

Waterford, ME View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
45 reviews
$11k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$11k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

A spacious wedding venue in Waterford, Maine, the Bear Mountain Inn + Barn brings rustic charm and luxuriousness together to create the most spectacular of wedding venues. This versatile location is sure to wow your guests and provide acres of picturesque scenery that your photographer will love. Not only is this elegant location aesthetically pleasing, but following renovations it is even more updated and sophisticated. Surrounded by forestry and located on a lake, visitors are able to enjoy the outdoors with all the comforts of being inside.

Facilities and Capacity
With three different event spaces to offer couples, Bear Mountain Inn is perfect for couples who already have a specific wedding in mind or couples who just need a little inspiration for finding their ideal design. Indoor and outdoor (covered and uncovered) options open up so many possibilities for creating a memorable night. The guest capacity can reach up to 200 people, allowing ample space for weddings small or large.

Services Offered
No matter the wedding event, it is sure to be spectacular and beautiful when celebrating at the Bear Mountain Inn. You’ll feel the hospitality of the typical bed and breakfast staff. Some of the services this venue offers include:

  • Multiple wedding packages
  • WiFi
  • Outside vendors
  • List of preferred vendors
  • Parking
  • Lodging

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$12,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$10,800

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Beach
Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
May
November

45 Reviews

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    Sofia C. Married on 10/30/2021
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    Absolutely the BEST

    We couldn't have picked a better place for our wedding on October 30th. Cassie, Brian & Julie are just amazing and went above and beyond to make our weekend one for the books. The place is absolutely stunning and the barn was the perfect setting for our woodsy-chic wedding. The weather didn't cooperate on the day of but didn't even notice. Our guests raved about BMI and Brian and Julie's hospitality all weekend (especially the cozy and delicious daily breakfast). Cassie made sure we didn't have to think about a single detail and kept everything running perfectly smoothly. She even found my phone in the rain!

    Thank you all for making our wedding weekend so special. We'll be back for a weekend away!!

    Bear Mountain Inn + Barn's reply:

    Hi Sofia, thank you so much for the kind words and sharing your experience. We absolutely loved hosting your special weekend. It gave us so much joy to see your friends and family having fun and spending time together. It rained all weekend outside, but there was so much warmth, love and happiness inside it didn’t seem to matter to anyone. We wish you Evan a future filled with endless love and adventure, and cant wait to have to back again!
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    Kyle B. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Amazing Venue and Excellent Staff!

    I wish I could give Bear Mountain Inn ten stars. This was truly a dream venue for my husband and I. The rustic barn, picturesque lake, and beautiful Maine woods was everything that we were looking for. But beyond that, what truly makes this place special, is the staff. From day one of the wedding process, my husband and I lived by the mantra "choose people you want to work with"
    and we certainly did that here. Brian and Julie, the owners, made us feel right at home from our very first visit and were present throughout our whole wedding weekend making sure everything went according to plan. And Cassie, the wedding coordinator, is one of a kind. She answered every question we had quickly and informatively and was the best quick thinking, problem solving person by our side on our wedding day. I can't say enough good things about this place and it's staff. If you are looking for a Maine wedding venue with woods, water, and incredible staff, look no further. Can't wait to go back every year and relive the memories!

    Bear Mountain Inn + Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Kyle. Reading your review means the world to us knowing that you and Evan had the wedding weekend of your dreams. We truly loved having you both, along with your family and friends. One of our top goals is to make you feel like you are right at home. We were truly honored to be a part of your special day, and we can’t thank you enough for sharing your experience and recommending us to others. We can’t wait to have you back as part of our growing wedding family!
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    Tom C. Married on 09/13/2021
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    Wonderful experience as parents of the groom

    Our family attended our son’s wedding earlier this month at the Bear Mountain Inn in Waterford, Maine, and we can’t begin to say enough great things about the accommodations; the venue, facilities, and grounds; and the warm hospitality shown us by Julie and Brian, Josh, and the rest of the staff at the Inn.

    The historic Inn and expansive grounds are absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect place for a picture perfect wedding. While the setting is idyllic, quiet, and peaceful (we could hear the loons on the lake from our rooms), there was also much for us to do — walking trails along the lake and through the woods; canoes and kayaks to use on the lake; fire pits for guests to sit and linger, relax, and visit. There were even lawn games! It all made the long weekend as much a vacation getaway as it was an event.

    The rooms at the Inn were first rate - quiet, comfortable, beautifully updated and stylishly appointed. Each is different, but all have retained their historic New England charm with all the modern comforts. Spacious, gorgeous bathrooms, modern (quiet!) heating/ac, gas fireplaces, refrigerators, luxury bedding and towels. The little details throughout the Inn were nice as well — charming common areas stocked with water and other helpful amenities, plus spaces indoors and out for guests to kick back and relax. And the huge, made-from-scratch New England breakfasts really topped off the whole experience.

    In these times I also feel it is important to mention how well the staff addressed COVID safety, sanitation, and protection. Everyone was vaccinated (in addition to the wedding party and all guests) and the vendors also wore masks when interacting with the guests. Everything was spotless and well sanitized. With breezes off the lake and an abundance of fresh air, the outdoor spaces afforded plenty of room for anyone who wanted to maintain a little more distance. Likewise, indoor spaces were roomy and never felt crowded. Our family is quite careful and we felt very safe - almost like a little respite from the pandemic.

    Our son reports that the Inn facilitated and coordinated every aspect of the rehearsal, ceremony and reception (basically like having an on-site wedding planner), and that he and his new wife were completely satisfied. Other reviewers seem to concur..

    The barn itself was wonderful — "rustic but elegant," and the attached pub/bar area provided all the additional facilities needed for an event (great bar area, prep kitchen, attractive restrooms, etc). The existing decor, including the amazing chandeliers, would have been enough without any extras, though there are some great optional items to use if desired (our son and daughter-in-law opted to have Josh hang a couple of the striking sheer draperies). Josh did an outstanding job personally directing every detail of the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception - where to walk and when, what to expect throughout - and it all went like clockwork. We had a lakeside ceremony with perfect weather, but no doubt Josh would have had us swiftly under cover if needed.

    The Bear Mountain Inn really is a wonderful place for any kind of getaway. For us, as the parents of the groom and guests at the wedding, we can’t imagine that a couple could find a better place to get married and host their friends and family. Julie and Brian have created a truly magical place.

    Bear Mountain Inn + Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kinds words Tom. Your review was so thoughtful and detailed. Reading words like yours makes our work so fulfilling and worthwhile for us. We tried hard to incorporate all of the comforts and things that we expect while we are traveling, and your review touched on all of them so nicely. Our number one goal is to make all of our guests feel like they have a home away from home in a casual relaxed atmosphere. It was so nice having you all here, and we hope to have you back!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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364 Waterford Rd Waterford, ME, 04088
2075834404
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